Daily Schedule Update

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As children grow, so do the routines and schedules we have with them. Homeschooling looks very different for everybody, but one of the most frequent questions I hear from moms is, “What is your daily schedule like?”

Boy and girl visit the dentist

A visit to the dentist interrupts the daily schedule.

 

We have school days Monday-Friday. We take the weekend off. I sneak in letter writing on an odd Sunday afternoon (they both have pen pals), or a home Spelling Bee or some other “school activity” which is fun for them, but I don’t tell them it’s school and I don’t record it as such.

They get a 10-minute break between subjects – they can play or practice their tae kwon do forms and moves or do something else that is physical (no computer). It’s like crop rotation. We have used the brain, now it is time to tax the body a bit.

So here it is, our daily schedule as of 2017:

8:00-8:30 Wake up, make bed, dress up, start a load of laundry if necessary

8:30-9:00 Breakfast (we listen to their orchestra pieces while eating)

9:00-9:30 Devotional (includes Bible memorization)

9:30-10:00 Language Arts

10:00-10:30 Math

10:30-11:00 Piano Practice

11:00-11:30 Violin Practice

11:30-12:00 History/Science (alternate days) Continue reading »

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Our New Daily Schedule

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As children grow, schedules change. This is our new daily schedule, revised for one child in first grade and the other in third grade, after careful deliberations with an experienced homeschooling mom and my husband.

We work simultaneously on most subjects, but in skill subjects one would have to wait a couple of minutes until I explain a new concept to the other child. Ours is a multi-level classroom – they have been around for centuries and they have worked beautifully.

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Hanging on our fridge, our new daily schedule – even I need to refer to it several times a day

8:00-8:30 Breakfast in pajamas (Romanian and/or French lesson or video)
8:30-9:00 Getting dressed, personal hygiene, making beds
9:00-9:30 Family devotions and mommy reading aloud a chapter from a book
9:30-10:15 Math
10:15-11:00 Language Arts  Continue reading »

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